Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in or near the settlement of Cartmel in the county of Lancashire. Thus, Cartmell is a habitation surname which is derived from the name of a place. Like most English local surnames, the name Cartmell was originally preceded by a preposition such as de. However, the preposition had usually been dropped from the name by the end of the 14th century.
Early Origins of the Cartmell family
Lancashire, at Cartmel, a parish, in the union of Ulverston, hundred of Lonsdale north of the Sands. "This place, which is supposed to have derived its name from the British words Kert, a camp, and mell, a fell, or small mountain, according to Camden was given to St. Cuthbert, in 677, by Egfrid, King of Northumbria, with all the Britons inhabiting it. In 782, Ethelred, upon his restoration to the throne of that kingdom, allured from their sanctuary at York the sons of Alfwold, who had been advanced to the crown upon his expulsion, and put them to death at Cartmel. In 1188, William Mareschall, Earl of Pembroke, founded a priory for Regular canons of the order of St. Augustine, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, and endowed it with all his lands at 'Kertmell,' " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. Now a village in Cumbria, it has more recently become known as the "home of sticky toffee pudding."
Early History of the Cartmell family
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Cartmell Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Cartmell has appeared include Cartmill, Cartmills, Cartmell, Cartmells, Kertmell, Cartmele, Cartmail, Kartmill, Kartmell, Certmill, Cartnell and many more.
Early Notables of the Cartmell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cartmell family to Ireland
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Migration of the Cartmell family to the New World and Oceana
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Cartmell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Cartmell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cartmell (post 1700)
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